MARVEL pushes with new angle . . .
MARVEL NOW! for the future . . .
It's been 50 long years for some of MARVEL'S greatest heroes, SPIDER-MAN currently, and soon IRON-MAN and the AVENGERS will also be celebrating their "Golden Anniversaries" also. With a rich timeline and memorable past, looking to the future is promising. With this promise a change is welcomed. MARVEL swears this isn't a reboot, "our characters will remain the same, this is the same universe you've been reading a month ago – all that history hasn't been thrown out" says MARVEL'S Executive Editor Tom Brevoort.
You can see MARVEL is going for synergy here, releasing up to 20 new titles with the first due out this October. Three titles have been announced already, UNCANNY AVENGERS, AVENGERS, and an all new X-MEN. All with brand new creative teams. Jonathan Hickman will be on AVENGERS leaving FF, Brian Michael Bendis will pen X-MEN instead of AVENGERS, and UNCANNY will be written by Rick Remender. These are just the few released titles and teams coming out of the MARVEL NOW! umbrella, a few titles are already set to go including the Mark Waid written DAREDEVIL that was recently started over, and Kelly Sue DeConnik's CAPTAIN MARVEL(soon to be released).
There's also a big push to align the comics with the film division. You'll see the new African-American Nick Fury play a bigger part ala the AVENGERS films. With the success of AVENGERS in the theaters, and The Amazing SPIDER-MAN(just released and breaking the tues. release day record), MARVEL wants to reach new fans that have come due to the films. This is a bold new step for the company, changing creative teams and titles can always be dangerous. You have the die-hards who don't want change, but since this is not a full relaunch of every aspect, more like a celebration of an anniversary, fans shouldn't be too offset.
Stay tuned to Marveluniverseunlimited.com for more news on this and more topics coming from MARVEL Entertainment and being released at this years San Diego Comic-Con in the coming weeks.
by Lethal Bhudda
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly and USA Today for information as a source.(Entertainment Weekly and usatoday.com)
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